Blue Mountain Lake, New York
The quaint lakeside hamlet of Blue Mountain Lake has been charming visitors ever since the Gilded Age, when the affluent bankers and industry leader from New York City would vacate the hot and muggy city to retreat to the refreshing lakeside resorts of the Adirondacks. In 1882 the luxurious Prospect House in Blue Mountain Lake became the first hotel in the world to have electricity in every room. It was engineered by non-other than frequent Blue Mountain Lake visitor, Thomas Edison. When you are in town, make sure to board one of the antique wooden boats with Crabby Bob at Blue Mountain Lake Boat Livery and learn first-hand about this hamlet's rich history.
WHERE CULTURE & NATURAL BEAUTY COME TOGETHER
Today, Blue Mountain Lake represents a cultural hub in the heart of the of the Adirondack Park. It is home of the world-famous Adirondack Museum – often likened as the Adirondacks' version of the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. – the museum's exhibits tell the unique story of the Adirondacks and the people who have lived, worked and played within the park over the past 200 years. A short distance down the road from the Adirondack Museum, you will find the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, a multi-disciplinary arts center, which provides art, music, professional theater and community events set against the breathtaking natural beauty of Blue Mountain Lake.
FOUR-SEASONS OF FUN
Blue Mountain Lake is a haven for year-round outdoor recreation. From paddling the crystal clear waters of Blue Mountain Lake, Eagle Lake and Utowana Lake to hiking up Blue Mountain (one of the Adirondack's most popular peaks) or the more family-friendly peak of Castle Rock, opportunity for adventure in Blue Mountain Lake never ceases to end. Of course, no summer in Blue Mountain Lake is complete without making the time-honored tradition of taking the plunge off Rock Island, this hamlet's beloved swimming hole. In the winter the fun continues with ice fishing and endless miles of snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails.
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